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Incorrect estimated ink level.........won't print.

Constantly shows / reports low or no ink without a justification. I can change a cartridge and the cartridge next to it reports empty.

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B.W.

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  • hilto Nov 28, 2008

    I put a new cartridge in my printer and printed 2 pages it then reported the same cartridge as empty! I have switched the printer off and on again thinking this would reset the level but it didnt...

  • reevestm Feb 19, 2009

    printer reports low ink on one cartridge. I''ve tried 2 new replacement cartridges, at best it reports new HP ink cartridge installed, sometimes it reports one of these cartridges HAS ink on ink level meters - but in all cases the printer will not copy or print and goes back to same cartridge is too low to print lock up message.



    I'm ready to through a less than 1 year old printer in the garbage.

    HELP

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My HP C8180 inkjet printer had an identical problem. The only solution I found that worked was to re-install the drivers and software again. Just download the software and driver package from the HP website and follow the instllation instructions.

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This is the method how printer measures the ink level.

1. Each cartridge has a serial number.
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since printer cannot weight the cartridge or.....some other technology to measure each color ink level.

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